I appreciate your inquiring about my Border Collie puppies, and those born and residing on other farms. I'm looking forward to hearing from you concerning whether or not you want me to reserve a puppy for you. In the meantime, if you have any questions or need additional information,then please contact me preferably by telephone at 804 357-8059!
SIRES' AND DAMS' INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE TBC REGISTERED BORDER COLLIES' PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE. IT WILL INCLUDE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS, VIDEOS AND HIP AND DNA STATUS:
PLEASE NOTE THAT GENETICALLY WHEN A DNA NORMAL IS BRED TO A CARRIER ALL PUPPIES WILL BE UNAFFECTED. A PERCENTAGE WILL BE GENETICALLY NORMAL AND OTHER'S WILL BE CARRIERS.
I do the tests because this allows me to keep top dogs in the gene pool without fear of producing affected dogs. I'd never solely breed 2 dogs just because they were normal in all the DNA tests available to get all normal unless first and foremost they had the structure, solid temperament and working ability that I want in a sheepdog.
GO TO THE HEALTH SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
The beauty of a genetic test is we can avoid breeding two carriers together.
Carrier to Carrier will cause every single puppy, to have a 25% chance of being born affected, this is one in four puppies born. This is why testing for hereditary diseases which have a DNA test available for, is a must.
It is VERY dangerous to eliminate carriers especially in breeds with already limited gene pools. Doing so makes the gene pool smaller and guess what?
You are likely to get heritable problems crop up in the remaining dogs that there is no test for yet.
If we throw out carriers we eliminate so many dogs with great qualities that we need in our breeds! Carriers are SAFE when used carefully.
Everyone needs to understand that the chart is theoretical. The actual results could be completely different.
We can't throw out an exquisite example of the breed because he/she are carriers. If given a choice between two identical dogs then of course the clear is the correct choice.
This is just odds we know that.
Remember all health testing is to be used as a breeding tool. If we get rid of every dog that does not 100% clear pass everything the breed will not be around long.
Since in the border collie there are now around 10 testable diseases and carriers recorded for each of them it is a Good rule of thumb to remember that -
ONE PARENT MUST be tested DNA NORMAL for each testable disease and you will not produce an affected pup for that disease.
NOTE: All puppies from TBC Farm will have the TBC's prefix in front of their registration #!
If you've already sent in a puppy reservation, it has been posted on my litter information. If you've sent in a deposit, then a copy has been made of the check and it's been noted. I will call or email you when the litter is about 4 days old or you can call me in the evening.
Go to www.YouTube.com and in the SEARCH BOX type drkarent1946 to view all my video
Imported Mick, son of Kevin Evan's Supreme International Sheepdog Champion, Mirk *go to TBC registered Border Collie section for Mick's working video and hips/DNA Tests
Imported Jimmy 2013 Welsh National Sheepdog Champion *go to TBC registered Border Collie section for Jimmy's working video and hips/DNA Tests
Imported Jimmy and Imported Katie’s were born September 29, 2018. This is a repeat breeding. Go to TBC Registered Border Collie Section of this website for their detailed information. Video of Katie when she was in Wales:
Imported Jimmy and TBC Riley pups due the later part of October.
Imported Jimmy and Imported Jill pups around December 8, 2018. Video of Jill when she was in Wales: